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Orinoco Summer 2018

Should students have to do homework?  Should there be CCTV cameras in schools?  Year 5 Orinoco class share their top tips on how to make a strong argument as well as explaining what reversible and irreversible materials are, earthquake facts and how to tackle fractions.  They have been inspired by the art and culture of Ancient Benin and the book The Story of the Blue Planet.

Also introducing Grove FM’s new Guess the Sound from the BBC Sound archive – tune in next week for the answer!

Featured music in the broadcast this week:

Two Tribes by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Only Memories Remain by My Morning Jacket
Randy Newman
Work Song by Nat Adderley

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Yarra Summer 2018

Our Summer term starts off with Yarra class (year 2)!  They talk about what they’ve been up to over the Easter holidays, tadpoles, pond dipping adventures and their favourite hobbies. They also review the book Rosie Revere, Engineer  and talk about the Dodo – an animal we’d all like to meet.

Featured music in the broadcast this week:

The Roots
The Shape of Water by Alexandre Desplat
Heart of the Country by Paul McCartney
DJ Shadow
Sail On by The Commodores
Build Me Up Buttercup by The Foundations

 

 

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Amazon Spring 2018

For the final broadcast of this term Amazon class (year 3) talk about their learning in class: editing, money & Sports Relief. Listen in to find out what children do with their pocket money, their plans for Easter and sharing with siblings.

Music this week:
Pick Up The Pieces by The Average White Band
Money Burns A Hole in My Pocket by Dean Martin
Keep On Running by The Spencer Davis Group
April in Paris by Charlie Parker
Family Affair by Sly & The Family Stone

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Hudson Spring 2018

Listen to this week’s broadcast to find out all about the year 4 trip to York and what they learnt about the Vikings, including making Viking bread. The children also talk about their class assembly and fractions, and the very important visit by the NSPCC and how to contact Childline. And finally, the weekly news as chosen by the children.

Music featured this week:
Petit Dejeuner – Jeremy Sams
Save The Children – Gil Scott-Heron
Romeo & Juliet: Montagues & Capulets – Philadelphia Orchestra

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Thames & Nile Spring 2018

Listen to this joint broadcast by Reception and learn more about the sea & sea creatures, Lizzy Yarnold and the Winter Olympics, shapes & 3D shapes.

Music in the broadcast this week:
Sail On, Sailor by The Beach Boys
The Golden Age by Beck
Ski Sunday Theme by London Music Works
Spring Will be a Little Late This Year by Julie London
With a Little Help From My Friends by Joe Cocker
Graceland by Paul Simon
Everyday People by Sly & The Family Stone

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Volga Spring 2018

For this week’s broadcast, Volga (year 5) talk about their litter-picking trip to Ruskin Park, fairy tales, and how tornadoes are formed. Find out what children think of International Women’s Day and listen to their choice of weekly news.

What are your thoughts on International Women’s Day?


Find some popular fairy tales on this website.

Music featured in the broadcast:
Parklife by Blur
Silver Machine by Hawkwind
Run The World (Girls) by Beyonce

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Yangtze Spring 2018

This week Yangtze (year 2) describe their visit to the National Gallery, talk about mini beasts and micro-habitats (from rock pools to deserts). They also talk about The Journey Home, the book they read for Book Week and extinct animals.

Music in the broadcast this week:
Keep On Looking – Sharon Jones
Beasts Of No Nation – Fela Kuti
Can’t Find My Way Home – Blind Faith
Green Onions – Booker T & The MG’s
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John

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Zambezi Spring 2018

The year 6 children have been reading Othello and writing their own chapters. Last week they watched the play at the Unicorn Theatre and made their predictions on the ending.

Find out what worries children, what to do during a tsunami and what they think we should do to look after the environment.

Plus, a Winter Olympics special – learn more about the athletes and sports that are part of this event.


You can also watch:
BBC video of Shaun White at this Winter Olympics
Lizzy Yarnold wins gold in skeleton – BBC video

Featured music in the broadcast this week:
In Waves by Slow Club
Bookends Theme by Simon & Garfunkel

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Waikato & Mekong Spring 2018

A joint broadcast this week by year 1. The children talk about the Great Fire of London and a special visitor who came to school to tell the story. Mekong class talk about their baked bread and self-portraits, and Waikato tell us about the book Lost & Found by Oliver Jeffers, the Antarctic and internet safety.

Featured music in the broadcast this week:
Memphis Soul Stew by King Curtis
Painter Song by Norah Jones
Movin’ On Up by Primal Scream
Burning Down The House by Talking Heads
The Heat Is On by Glenn Frey
Lonely Boy by The Black Keys
Safe From Harm by Massive Attack
Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen

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